Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 616 602 566
Rank change year-on-year -14 -36 -37
Contract jobs citing IPsec 291 266 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 2.05% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 159 251
UK median daily rate £438 £418 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% -4.02% +8.75%
10th Percentile £286 £300 £313
90th Percentile £588 £581 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 17
UK median hourly rate £43.96 £47.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.46% -0.69% +11.23%
10th Percentile £37.09 £37.92 £26.00
90th Percentile £48.67 £49.19 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.96 £41.25 £47.83
% change year-on-year +6.56% -13.76% -

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,697 12,991 16,798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.41% 13.55% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,386 7,799 10,194
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 763 736 811
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -28.00% +21.95%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +21 278 £428 +1.79% 58
UK excluding London 0 161 £420 +5.00% 46
London -16 121 £450 - 17
South East -30 67 £426 +6.56% 14
North of England +22 48 £420 +12.00% 15
East of England +22 31 £525 - 6
Yorkshire +12 27 £415 -2.35% 8
North West -5 18 £413 +10.00% 7
South West -21 6 £330 -30.53% 4
Midlands -25 6 £278 -7.50% 2
East Midlands -11 4 £380 +32.17% 2
North East +2 3 £500 +81.82%
West Midlands -34 2 £175 -56.25%
Scotland -43 2 £325 -15.58%
Wales - 2 £400 - 5

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 162 (55.67%) Cisco
2 158 (54.30%) Firewall
3 139 (47.77%) VPN
4 132 (45.36%) SSL
5 124 (42.61%) TCP/IP
6 117 (40.21%) DNS
7 107 (36.77%) WAN
8 100 (34.36%) DHCP
9 97 (33.33%) LAN
10 96 (32.99%) VMware
11 91 (31.27%) Cisco Certification
12 88 (30.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 86 (29.55%) Linux
14 82 (28.18%) Security Cleared
15 80 (27.49%) Network Security
16 79 (27.15%) HTTP
17 78 (26.80%) FTP
17 78 (26.80%) BGP
18 77 (26.46%) Configuration Management
19 76 (26.12%) Data Centre
20 74 (25.43%) Cisco ASA
21 71 (24.40%) Microsoft
22 70 (24.05%) OSPF
23 69 (23.71%) CCNP
23 69 (23.71%) Wireless
24 62 (21.31%) Juniper
24 62 (21.31%) Palo Alto
24 62 (21.31%) DevOps
25 61 (20.96%) SC Cleared
25 61 (20.96%) Puppet

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (13.75%) IIS
2 36 (12.37%) Apache
3 33 (11.34%) nginx
4 30 (10.31%) Jetty
4 30 (10.31%) Mongrel
4 30 (10.31%) Tomcat
4 30 (10.31%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.06%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.72%) Confluence
6 5 (1.72%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.37%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (6.53%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (6.19%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 53 (18.21%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (12.37%) Google Cloud Platform
3 33 (11.34%) Amazon EC2
4 30 (10.31%) Google App Engine
5 26 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (2.41%) Office 365
7 5 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.37%) PaaS
9 3 (1.03%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.03%) Route 53
10 2 (0.69%) Akamai
10 2 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.69%) GitHub
10 2 (0.69%) IaaS
11 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.34%) G Suite
11 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 158 (54.30%) Firewall
2 139 (47.77%) VPN
3 132 (45.36%) SSL
4 124 (42.61%) TCP/IP
5 117 (40.21%) DNS
6 107 (36.77%) WAN
7 100 (34.36%) DHCP
8 97 (33.33%) LAN
9 80 (27.49%) Network Security
10 79 (27.15%) HTTP
11 78 (26.80%) BGP
11 78 (26.80%) FTP
12 74 (25.43%) Cisco ASA
13 70 (24.05%) OSPF
14 69 (23.71%) Wireless
15 57 (19.59%) MPLS
16 46 (15.81%) Internet
17 42 (14.43%) Cisco Nexus
18 37 (12.71%) VoIP
19 36 (12.37%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.65%) MySQL
2 26 (8.93%) NoSQL
3 25 (8.59%) MongoDB
4 24 (8.25%) RDBMS
4 24 (8.25%) Relational Database
5 18 (6.19%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.03%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.69%) GIS
9 2 (0.69%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.34%) Big Data
10 1 (0.34%) Firebird
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 59 (20.27%) Jenkins
2 49 (16.84%) Travis CI
3 13 (4.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 11 (3.78%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.72%) JIRA
6 4 (1.37%) MSI
7 3 (1.03%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.34%) AppScan
9 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.34%) GCC
9 1 (0.34%) GitLab
9 1 (0.34%) Hudson
9 1 (0.34%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.34%) JMeter
9 1 (0.34%) RStudio
9 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.34%) Subversion
9 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
General
1 35 (12.03%) Finance
2 13 (4.47%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.41%) Retail
4 6 (2.06%) Multimedia
5 5 (1.72%) Legal
6 4 (1.37%) Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
7 1 (0.34%) Avionics
7 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 88 (30.24%) Network Engineer
2 45 (15.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (12.71%) Security Engineer
4 28 (9.62%) Architect
5 26 (8.93%) Senior Network Engineer
6 24 (8.25%) Network Security Engineer
7 18 (6.19%) Analyst
8 16 (5.50%) Consultant
9 15 (5.15%) Linux Engineer
9 15 (5.15%) Network Analyst
10 14 (4.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 14 (4.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 14 (4.81%) Network Security Analyst
10 14 (4.81%) Security Analyst
10 14 (4.81%) Senior Security Engineer
11 13 (4.47%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (4.47%) Security Architect
12 12 (4.12%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 12 (4.12%) Support Engineer
13 11 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.00%) .NET
2 30 (10.31%) Servlets
3 29 (9.97%) J2EE
4 26 (8.93%) 802.1X
5 8 (2.75%) JSON
6 5 (1.72%) Web Services
7 4 (1.37%) CSS
7 4 (1.37%) LDAP
8 3 (1.03%) LAMP
9 2 (0.69%) HTML
9 2 (0.69%) OAuth
9 2 (0.69%) REST
9 2 (0.69%) Universal Windows Platform
9 2 (0.69%) XML
10 1 (0.34%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (0.34%) LEMP Stack
10 1 (0.34%) Node.js
10 1 (0.34%) RFC 2544
10 1 (0.34%) SOAP
10 1 (0.34%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (26.12%) Data Centre
2 42 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (10.31%) PKI
4 7 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.41%) RSA SecurID
5 5 (1.72%) Replication
6 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.37%) NHS
6 4 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.03%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.69%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.69%) Digital Signage
8 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.34%) DataPower
9 1 (0.34%) EPoS
9 1 (0.34%) LIMS
9 1 (0.34%) RIA
9 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 86 (29.55%) Linux
2 56 (19.24%) Windows
3 33 (11.34%) Windows Server
4 18 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.12%) Windows 10
7 10 (3.44%) Unix
8 8 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.06%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.72%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.37%) CentOS
11 4 (1.37%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.69%) Check Point GAiA
12 2 (0.69%) Fedora
12 2 (0.69%) HPUX
12 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.69%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (26.46%) Configuration Management
2 62 (21.31%) DevOps
3 55 (18.90%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (18.56%) Open Source
5 42 (14.43%) ITIL
6 37 (12.71%) Change Management
7 30 (10.31%) Network Management
8 29 (9.97%) Migration
9 26 (8.93%) Microservices
9 26 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (8.25%) Test Automation
11 23 (7.90%) ITIL V3
12 22 (7.56%) Capacity Planning
12 22 (7.56%) Target Operating Model
13 21 (7.22%) Network Monitoring
13 21 (7.22%) Network Virtualisation
14 19 (6.53%) OO
14 19 (6.53%) OOP
15 16 (5.50%) Deployment Automation
15 16 (5.50%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 58 (19.93%) Java
2 16 (5.50%) C
3 12 (4.12%) Python
4 10 (3.44%) SQL
5 8 (2.75%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.75%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.06%) Perl
7 5 (1.72%) C++
8 4 (1.37%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.69%) C#
10 2 (0.69%) Go
10 2 (0.69%) PHP
10 2 (0.69%) Ruby
10 2 (0.69%) Rust
11 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.34%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 91 (31.27%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (28.18%) Security Cleared
3 69 (23.71%) CCNP
4 61 (20.96%) SC Cleared
5 43 (14.78%) CCNA
6 30 (10.31%) DV Cleared
7 21 (7.22%) Degree
8 14 (4.81%) CCSA
8 14 (4.81%) CCSE
9 12 (4.12%) CCIE
10 9 (3.09%) Check Point Certification
10 9 (3.09%) CISSP
11 8 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (2.75%) JNCIA
12 6 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.72%) CCIP
13 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (1.37%) CEH
15 3 (1.03%) RHCT
15 3 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (4.47%) SLA
3 12 (4.12%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.41%) QA
5 5 (1.72%) GDPR
6 2 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.34%) GCP
7 1 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 88 (30.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (12.71%) Active Directory
3 31 (10.65%) Xen
4 20 (6.87%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (4.81%) XenApp
7 12 (4.12%) vSphere
8 8 (2.75%) Docker
8 8 (2.75%) Hyper-V
9 5 (1.72%) VMware NSX
10 4 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.37%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.03%) BitLocker
11 3 (1.03%) IAG
11 3 (1.03%) ProxySG
11 3 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.69%) Btrfs
12 2 (0.69%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (0.69%) vCloud
12 2 (0.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 61 (20.96%) Puppet
2 38 (13.06%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (5.84%) SCCM
4 16 (5.50%) Ansible
5 14 (4.81%) Cisco Prime
6 12 (4.12%) FortiGate
7 10 (3.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (3.09%) Terraform
9 7 (2.41%) Kubernetes
10 6 (2.06%) Nagios
10 6 (2.06%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.72%) Cacti
11 5 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (1.37%) QRadar
13 3 (1.03%) Nessus
13 3 (1.03%) Salt
13 3 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (1.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 162 (55.67%) Cisco
2 96 (32.99%) VMware
3 71 (24.40%) Microsoft
4 62 (21.31%) Juniper
4 62 (21.31%) Palo Alto
5 57 (19.59%) CheckPoint
6 38 (13.06%) HP
7 37 (12.71%) Aruba
8 35 (12.03%) Google
9 31 (10.65%) SolarWinds
10 30 (10.31%) F5
11 20 (6.87%) Citrix
12 18 (6.19%) Forcepoint
13 16 (5.50%) Qualys
14 12 (4.12%) Barracuda Networks
14 12 (4.12%) Infoblox
14 12 (4.12%) Red Hat
15 11 (3.78%) Fortinet
15 11 (3.78%) Meraki
16 10 (3.44%) Riverbed